To date, 1,649 ARI permits have been granted, in return for total investment of 1.002 billion euros, of which 95.5 million euros were capital transfers and 906.5 million euros were invested in property.
The Pine Cliffs resort in Albufeira has emerged as one of the resorts in Portugal that has issued the highest number of Gold Visas to clients since the scheme’s launch in 2012.
Over the past year the resort has issued 70 of the residency permits to its clients, who to acquire the visa would have had to invest at least half a million euros in property.
With the UK weather starting to turn miserable, it's the ideal time for the European Tour to seek out some sunshine in the Algarve.
This week's Portugal Masters heads once again to the popular tourist destination of Vilamoura, where Oceanico Victoria Golf Club will stage the tournament for the eighth year running.
A 31-year-old man originally from Arbroath, Scotland, has gone missing in Lagos (Western Algarve) less than a month after moving to Portugal to start a new job at a local eatery.
According to details on his Facebook page, missing Scot Jon Anderson Edwards had started a new job as a sous chef at the Rockfood Café at the end of August.
His last posting on the social network site was on 12 September and he is believed to have disappeared between 13-15 September.
As temperatures fall and the slow burn of summer slips into autumn, Portugal seems to exhale a warm sigh and again take on a quieter, softer edge. Like spring, the climate is wonderfully mild; still warm enough to enjoy sunbathing and water sports, but cool enough to be able to do some serious hiking. During autumn, the north of Portugal can receive quite a bit of rain, but on the sunny southern coast it remains mostly fine, with only a few wet days a month. The highlight of an autumnal visit is the opportunity to combine some fantastic bird watching with your walking holiday. Portugal is home to many spectacular species of birds of prey which are a magnificent sight as they move down the coast along with other colourful migrating communities.